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ABC ends ‘Last Resort,’ co-creator Shawn Ryan promises ‘kick-ass ending’

By Daniel S Levine,

ABC decided to cancel both Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue Friday night. Knowing that his show is about to end, Last Resort co-creator Shawn Ryan promised his fans that the show will have an incredible ending.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that ABC will air the rest of the shows’ 13 episodes. Last Resort currently airs on Thursdays at 8pm, while 666 Park Avenue airs on Sundays at 10pm.

Last Resort was a big departure for the network, which has recently focused on picking up soapy, female-skewing dramas. The show drew critical praise, but only averaged a 1.7 18-49 rating. Its last episode drew just a 1.2.

The show was co-created by Ryan, who is best known for The Shield. On Friday night, he tweeted, “News is true. No Back 9 for #LastResort. We will film and and air all 13 episodes. We're going to give you no-holds barred kick-ass ending.”

Ryan does have two projects in the works, including a Beverly Hills Cop series with Eddie Murphy for CBS.

As Zap2It notes, 666 Park Avenue also failed to draw an audience. It was averaging just 5 million viewers and a 1.6 18-49 rating.

ABC has yet to set its mid-season schedule, so no replacement shows have been announced. The Disney-owned network does have two comedies and three dramas ready to go, though.

ABC has already ordered full seasons of Nashville, The Neighbors and Scandal. The network also confirmed that Private Practice will end after this season.

CBS’ Partners was also cancelled Friday.

 

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